Was your home built before 1978? Are you purchasing a home built before 1978?
Any remodeling projects after April 22, 2010 will require contractors to both test those homes for lead and be certified to work within them using strict lead safety practices. Once the work begins, areas containing lead paint must be sealed off from the rest of the home in order to minimize exposure to dust that exposes risk of lead exposure and conduct a daily cleanup routine using the use of a special vacuum. These additional costs will translate to you the consumer.
About 38 million homes contain lead paint. Any home built before 1978 has a chance that lead paint was present somewhere in the building process of the home. For more on the EPA standards and the new law visit http://www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/renovation.htm
A real estate expert is always the best source for changing laws and questions about home projects and renovation. Always feel feel to contact me with if you need help with your home repairs or protecting your investment. Visit www.armonkhomepage.com for sources around Armonk, New York.